World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
Recognizing and reaffirming the educational rights of all Indigenous peoples

The World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) was established in August 2002 at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) in Alberta, Canada. WINHEC’s aim is to bring professionals together to achieve common goals through higher education. Members come from many different countries and a variety of diverse areas such as university departments, research organizations and government agencies.

Co-Chairs' Newsletter 2021
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Expressions of Interest

Positions for

Editor in Chief of the WINHEC
Journal of Indigenous Education Scholarship
Chair of World Indigenous Research Alliance (WIRA)

Priority will be given to members of WINHEC

Call for WINHEC Circle of Honours

The WINHEC Executive Co-Chairs are pleased to announce the ‘2021 CALL for WINHEC Circle of Honours’ that advances WINHEC’s Mission and Goals, to:

  1. Recognise the significance of Indigenous education and the educational rights of Indigenous Peoples;
  2. Accelerate the articulation of Indigenous epistemologies (ways of knowing, education, philosophy, and research); and
  3. Protect and enhance Indigenous spiritual beliefs, cultures and languages through higher education.

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WIPCE 2021 Update

Following previous statements from the WIPCE Australia Organising Committee, the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference will be rescheduled for the second time to 26-30 September 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on global health, safety and international travel.

We would like to reassure delegates and presenters that the convenors are committed to safely hosting the next WIPCE conference in Adelaide, South Australia.

WIPCE convenors will monitor the trajectory of the pandemic and make any adjustments necessary to ensure the safety of conference delegates. Australia has one of the lowest cases and COVID transmission rates in the world.

Read full WIPCE statement from WIPCE Chairperson here.

Please direct any specific enquiries to the conference organising team at All Occasions Group at

Further conference updates will be posted to and other communication channels with our communities.

Kind Regards,

WIPCE 2021 Organising Committee

nuxełhot’įne thaaɁehots’į nistameyimâkanak
Blue Quills | UnBQ
Treaty Six Territory | Alberta, Canada

invites you to

We are…
Land | Language | Ceremony | Relationship

July 5th - 9th 2021

On-site and virtual participation planned
Watch for the call for presenters and registration
Northern spring | Southern autumn 2021

For information email

Includes the WINHEC and WIREC events

World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium
AGM July 5th - 7th 2021

World Indigenous Research and Education Conference
July 7th - 9th 2021 

The Drum Beat

 World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium

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